Chief Public Health Officer recommends self-isolation for travelers to Nunavut - 18 March 2020

March 18, 2020

Statement

Chief Public Health Officer recommends self-isolation for travelers to Nunavut

Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Michael Patterson today released the following statement:

“While there are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut, we want to protect all Nunavummiut. As such, it is my recommendation that if you have arrived in Nunavut since Sunday, March 15, and are not in an essential service delivery position, that you immediately start to self-isolate for a period of 14 days.

Family members and those living with people who are self-isolating, but did not travel themselves should self-monitor, limit non-essential outings and practice strong social distancing – stay two metres apart from others, avoid physical contact and wash your hands often.

It is our collective responsibility to protect one another and reduce the spread of COVID-19, and this measure will help to ensure that.”

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Office of Premier Savikataaq

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